Kargil Vijay Diwas: President Kovind, PM Modi Among Others Share The Victory Day
Today is July 26, 2019! 20 years ago India and Pakistan went to one of the bloodiest wars in the two nations’ history – The Kargil War. It was on this day that the Pakistani troops were completely evicted from Kargil, bringing an end to the 3 months long gruesome war.
Today, the nation celebrates and remembers the sacrifice the brave Indian soldiers made with their sweat and blood to capture all the outposts taken over by the Pakistani troops.
On the occasion, President Kovind hailed the “grit and valour of those who defended India.” Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute by saying, “This day reminds of the courage, bravery and dedication of our soldiers who favoured all in the defence of the motherland. Jai Hind.”
President Kovind took to his official twitter handle and tweeted: “On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil on 1999. We salute the grit and valour of those who defended India and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned. Jai Hind.”
On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil in 1999.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 26, 2019
We salute the grit and valour of those who defended India, and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned.
Jai Hind! ???????? #PresidentKovind
As the President of India and Prime Minister, many other politicians and veteran officers took to the microblogging site. PM Narendra Modi shared some pictures from 1999 when he had the opportunity to visit and meet soldiers deployed in Kargil.
During the Kargil War in 1999, I had the opportunity to go to Kargil and show solidarity with our brave soldiers.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2019
This was the time when I was working for my Party in J&K as well as Himachal Pradesh.
The visit to Kargil and interactions with soldiers are unforgettable. pic.twitter.com/E5QUgHlTDS
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, also took to Twitter to share his thoughts and tribute to the soldiers on Kargil Vijay Diwas.
कारगिल विजय दिवस की २०वीं वर्षगाँठ पर मैं भारतीय सेना के शौर्य एवं बलिदान को नमन करता हूँ।सारा देश उन सभी शहीद सैनिकों को श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करता है जिन्होंने विपरीत परिस्थितियों के बावजूद बहादुरी से लड़ते हुए भारत के सम्मान की रक्षा की। उनका अदम्य साहस एवं बलिदान प्रेरणास्पद है।— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 26, 2019
Union Minister Prakash Javedkar paid his tributes too and called Kargil a symbol of India’s determination. He even remembered Atal Bihari Vajpayee who was the Prime Minister at that time and lead the nation during the war.
Kargil is a symbol of India's determination to fight terror, intrusion and Pakistan's mischief. Salute to Atalji for taking determined action. Tributes to the brave hearts who laid their lives to keep our Nation safe.#KargilVijayDiwas#IndianArmy#20YearsAfterKargil pic.twitter.com/v6Xqi751cU— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) July 26, 2019
Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted: “On #KargilVijayDiwas, I salute the brave heroes of our armed forces who defended the nation and led us to victory.”
Among the war veterans were Major DP Singh, who lost his leg in the Kargil war paid his tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives by carrying the victory flame along with Sub Maj Yogendra Yadav to Kargil.
Lt General (retd) Syed Ata Hasnain remembered Vir Chakra awardee Naik Kaushal Yadav who sacrificed his life after killing five soldiers of the enemy troops.
#RememberingKargil Silently the gallant #IndianBrave Commandos achieved their objectives in #Kargil1999#LestWeForgetIndia????????— LestWeForgetIndia???????? (@LestWeForgetIN) July 25, 2019
Naik Kaushal Yadav, #VirChakra (P), 9 PARA (SF) eliminated 5 enemy troops & made the supreme sacrifice recapturing #ZuluTop.
His memory lives on. #OpVijay pic.twitter.com/tqCFMCQ7f4